Since more and more of humanity is living in a dystopian sci fi novel these days, it comes as no surprise that a few scientists out there are still questing for the impossible. Is this the new alchemy? Perhaps, but a major American news outlet has presented some very striking developments that could be of considerable significance in the near future.
The picture above: Oh yeah, Achilles. Immortality! Take it, it’s yours! Troy sucked, by the way.
The report cited efforts by scientists from the UK and the US to alter the ageing process. The key is, rather than come up with a super-medicine, in human cells. Alter the cellular lifespan and you alter a human lifespan.
Of course, while immortality is indeed an alluring (and ever so illusive) so-far-mythical goal, it is also a double edged sword. If your existence stretches to the far infinite, what point is there to anything? Ah well, better turn to suicide for that rare ‘extreme’ experience. So yeah, immortality has all the ethical/philosophical ramifications that would make a good movie. A particularly good Christopher Nolan movie, that is. Or maybe Terrence Malick would do a better job.
What would you do if you were immortal? Please, please don’t answer playing Skyrim for the next hundred years. There’s more to life than that, bro.